Willamette Living July-August 2010

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The Eugene Music Scene, You-Pick Farms, County Fairs, Papa's Sould Food, and more!

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<ul><li><p>Willamette LivingJuly / August 2010</p><p>Go Get it, Straight From the Farm!</p><p>Life is good, in the Valley</p><p>Eugenes Music SceneCanning - How To</p><p>Home Focus</p><p>Eugene | Corvallis | Albany | Lebanon | Salem | Portland</p><p>Summers Bounty</p><p>SOUL FOOD LETS GO TO THE FAIR THE POOLS OPEN ICED TEA TIME</p><p>In This Issue</p></li><li><p> www.willametteliving.com</p><p>Where the Artistic Meets the Practical</p><p>121 NW Second StreetDowntown Corvallis541-754-6261</p><p>www.insideoutgardenvisions.com</p><p>Crawford Brothers Construction</p><p>Building Your Dream Home in Oregons Wine Country?</p><p>CCB No. 55605/158636Experience Integrity Craftsmanship</p><p>503-868-709Please call for a list of referrals:</p><p>McMinnville, Oregon</p><p>Crawford Brothers have been building exceptional homes of enduring quality in the Northwest for twenty three years.</p><p>www.crawfordbrosconstruction.com</p><p>Second GlanceFashionable and Fun Styles that look and feel great. Shoes and boots. Accessories and bags.</p><p>We pay cash for designer labels.</p><p>The Annex214 SW Jefferson Corvallis </p><p>541.758.9099</p><p>Second Glance 312 SW 3rd Corvallis</p><p>541.753.8011www.glanceagain.com</p><p>Womens Consignment &amp; Resale</p><p>Two Locations</p></li><li><p>www.willametteliving.com 3</p><p>541-753-6601www.garlandnursery.com</p><p>Our 73rd year of providing you: Classes and Events Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Trees Garden Inspired Gifts Pottery, Fountains, Arbors Landscape Design &amp; Professional Advice Everything your garden needs to grow and be beautiful!</p><p>Open 7 days a week 5470 NE Hwy 0 (Halfway between Corvallis and Albany)</p><p>Luxurious Willamette Valley Living</p><p>Relax &amp; Enjoy</p><p>www.valleybrokers.com</p><p>A coldwell Banker Premier Office</p></li><li><p>4 www.willametteliving.com</p><p>Find us on</p><p>Managing Partners, Scott &amp; Gayanne Alexander</p><p>Willamette Living is published bi-monthly by Willamette Life Media LLC.</p><p>On Oregon Registered Limited Liability Company </p><p>Contact: 541-740-9776Advertising Inquiries: </p><p>adsales@willametteliving.comComments: feedback@willametteliving.com</p><p>All editorial material, including editorial comments, opin-ion and statements of fact appearing in this publication, </p><p>represents the views of the respective authors and does not necessarily carry the endorsement of Willamette Living or its officers. Information in Willamette Living is gathered </p><p>from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed. The publication of any advertisements is not to be construed as an endorsement of the product of service offered unless it is specifically stated in the ad that there is such approval or endorsement. Prod-ucts advertised may or may not be available at the time of publication. Offices: 1900 NW 14th St. Corvallis, OR 97330</p><p>Contributors</p><p>Barry Reed Renaissance man, photographer, visionary, based in Portland.</p><p>Willamette Living</p><p>Just click the Facebook link atwww.willametteliving.com</p><p>Casey CollettCasey and her family own and operate Oregon Cof-fee and Tea in Corvallis. Now that Summer is here, Caseys Iced Tea tips on Pg. 31 are just the ticket.</p><p>Advisor:</p><p>John Gottberg AndersonWriter-photographer John Gott-berg makes his home in Bend. A graduate of South Eugene High School and the University of </p><p>Oregon, he is a former editor for the Los Angeles Times travel section and the Paris-based Michelin Guides, and he has written or co-authored 19 books. Just like Mark Twain, Gottberg insists, I never let my schooling inter-fere with my education.</p><p>Jennifer BlueJ. Blue lives with her soulmate, her children and their many black (and red) dogs in the foothills of the Coast Range. She is a writer, photographer, artist and curious traveler. Her work has appeared in numerous publications around the country and across the pond.</p><p>Annette Sievert Annette immigrated from Germany 10 years ago and moved to Corvallis from New York. She lives in Corvallis with her husband Frank, a family practi-tioner with The Corvallis Clinic, their two sons, Carl (11) and John (9), two dogs, 4 cats, 7 hens and 1 rooster.</p><p>Ryan ThompsonProject Supervisor at G. Christianson Construction in Corvallis Ryan was hands on for this issues Home Focus</p></li><li><p>www.willametteliving.com 5</p><p>Willamette Living In This Issue... July / August 010www.willametteliving.com</p><p>Oregons You-Pick FarmsFun For The Family, and Sooo Good!</p><p>Pg. 22</p><p>Our County FairsYour Guide to When, Where and What</p><p>Pg. 30Canning</p><p>A Family Tradition and Labor of Love</p><p>Pg. 29</p><p>Eugenes Music SceneAlive and Well</p><p>Pg. 8</p><p>Home FocusJapanese design meets a Corvallis Classic</p><p>Pg. 26</p><p>Pg. 14The Pools Open!(Our first swimsuit issue)</p><p>Be sure to visit our web site at www.willametteliving.com, check out our Facebook page, tweet with us on Twitter, and if you wish, subscribe to our Podcast on Apples iTunes Music Store - just search for Willamette Living. Were a light-hearted, yet informative look at life in the Willamette Valley from Eugene to Vancouver. We hope you like what you see, please remember to tell your friends about us and our advertisers that you saw them in Willamette Living.</p><p>FoodieThe Power of Soul Lives on in Eugene</p><p>Pg. 19</p></li><li><p>6 www.willametteliving.com</p><p>H ere we are at issue number two of Willamette Living. Summer is finally here (fin-a-lly!), the birds are singing and life is good. Im happy </p><p>to report that issue number one was a huge hit -- we had a ton of great feedback, and the overwhelming response was something like this: this is beautiful, why havent we had something like this be-fore. Our magazine will continue to be free of charge at select locations, but we did have a number of people contact us about subscrib-ing. Weve struggled with the idea of taking subscriptions. On one hand, its another level of complexity -- packaging and mailing, but on the other hand, job one for our (any) fledgling publication is to build an audience -- advertis-ers like to hear about thousands of subsribers. So, weve decided to start accepting subscrip-tions at a very affordable rate. Just $20 a year will deliver six beautiful issues of Willamette Living to your home or office. Visit our web site to subscribe, or call 541-740-9776.</p><p> I encourage you to visit our web site at www.willametteliving.com where youll find an online edition of the magazine and you can share Willamette Living with friends and family, wherever they may be.</p><p>The message this issue is: If you like what you see in the magazine, help us spread the word. Subscribe, tell your friends, like us on Facebook, pass this magazine around, and visit our web site. Creating the buzz is what its all about for us now. We need Willamette Living Evangelists!</p><p>Send us your feedback if theres something you like, or something youd like to see in a fu-ture issue, or even if theres something youd like to see us doing better. Wed love to hear about it.</p><p>Your do your part, enjoying the magazine, and well do ours, delivering to you the best publi-cation we can.</p><p>Thanks for picking up Willamette Living, and we look forward to a long, fullfilling relation-ship with you, our readers.</p><p>From The Home Office... </p><p>Let us help you reach your Willamette Valley AudienceWell help you present your business in its best light. All of our ads are full color, glossy, high resolution pieces. We dont do newsprint, or black and white. We have a new page on our web site where you can select your ad size, see prices, and ad specifications, and order right on-line. All of our print ads include an ad in the on-line edition of the magazine - where your ad can be seen for months! Contact us to discuss your advertising plan, eMail: adsales@willametteliving.com, visit the web site and click the Advertise with Willa-mette Living button, or call: 541-740-9776.</p><p>Pegasus Frame Studio &amp; Gallery</p><p>341 SW Second StreetCorvallis, OR 97333(541) 757-0042</p><p>Original WorkCustom FramingArt Restoration</p><p>Willamette Living is printed on PEFC Certified Paper Stock Visit pefc.org for more info.</p><p>Visit www.willametteliving.com to see our online edition - its great!</p></li><li><p>www.willametteliving.com 7</p><p>Springbank Farm Oregon Blueberries</p><p>You-PickOr Ready to Go</p><p>Please call ahead to check availability.</p><p>32264 Berlin Rd. Lebanon, OR503-819-6209503-816-5529</p><p>springbankfarm.com</p><p>When my husband and I decided to leave Upstate New York (7 months of winter and a snowstorm in June can really help with making up your mind) we wanted to find the perfect spot to move to and grow roots. We made lists of things we wanted, not surprisingly one of our requirements was a warmer climate. In the course of our search, we found a great web page: www.fin-dyourspot.com. They give you lots of questions from landscape to climate to education, and then recommend towns of your desired size in your desired area of the US that fit the bill. </p><p>We did the search repeatedly, and Cor-vallis came up again and again so after traveling to the Southeast (western, North, and South Carolina were also </p><p>options) we flew to Portland, rented an RV and drove to Corvallis. My husband had a marvelous interview with The Corvallis Clinic and after walk-</p><p>ing through downtown we were in love and ready to commit.</p><p>Two years of traveling and re-search paid off, we knew exactly what we wanted and we found it. To this day, we have yet to find something we do not like about Corvallis and the surrounding area. From the year-round Farmers Market, the lovely and vibrant downtown, the best neighbors one can find on the planet and the great choices our sons have in addi-tion to school like music, sports and language. We are simply smitten and perfectly happy.</p><p>Wise people have not let big box stores take over in Corvallis so we still are blessed with an intact, viable downtown where specialty stores can thrive, find their niche and generate an income for their owners. We have great restaurants in Corvallis and my family and I are thrilled not to find a table right away on Friday and Saturday evenings without a reserva-tion yes, you read correctly, we are </p><p>thrilled, because people are out and about keeping our restaurants thriv-ing. We love not to find a parking spot right away because others are already there. If we find parking a block or two away, and wait a bit for our dinner table, it just confirms for us that we are part of a still healthy economy and that is worth any wait, as was our long journey to find this gem of an area.</p><p>Love to Live HereFrom New York to Corvallis, and Loving ItAnnette Sievert</p><p>Vast Selection of Loose Teas</p><p>Tea Pots, Coffee Carafs</p><p>Loose Tea - For Iced or Hot</p><p>Mugs &amp; Tea Cups</p><p>Unique Tea Varieties</p><p>Torani Syrups - Delicious!</p><p>15 NW MonroeDowntown Corvallis</p><p>541-75-41</p></li><li><p>8 www.willametteliving.com</p><p>On the Town - EugeneThe Eugene Music SceneIs Alive and WellText and Photos Jennifer Blue</p><p>Well, you work in the woods from mornin til night, You laugh and sing and you cuss and fight.On Saturday night you go to Eugene, and on Sunday mornin, your pockets are clean...</p><p> Johnny Cash</p><p>Oregonians work hard, and we play hard, too.Whether its high-priced sold out tickets or the tab youre running at the bar that night, going out on the town for some live music can be spendy, but well-worth it. A haven for creative types, the city of Eu-</p><p>gene, Oregon has a fierce thirst for entertainment and the ever-growing population of venues continues to thrive and jive. Best-known for being a community of alternative thinkers, the local music scene is a higher proof than one might expect - and its not just for hip-pies anymore.</p><p>Les Claypool</p><p>DM3</p></li><li><p>www.willametteliving.com 9</p><p>Many of the most prolific acts in the music business make Eugene a regular tour stop between Portland and San Francisco. Soon the warm weather will allow for extravagant traveling festivals and huge outdoor shows. The Cuthbert Amphitheater can hold a whop-ping 5000 music fans and this summer will welcome </p><p>the likes of Pat Benatar, Willie Nelson and Ringo Starr. An excellent sound system, lush beer gardens, and close proximity to Alton Baker Park make the Cuthbert a favorite for summertime performances.</p><p>But until then, the rain-stained streets of Eugene be-long to the nightlife. Standing majestic and glowing in the heart of the city, the historic McDonald Theatre hosts a plethora of musical stylings with grand antiquity and class. The downtown theatre first opened in 1928 to showcase traveling vaudeville shows and was later converted into a movie house once motion pictures became all the rage. Today, the family of the late Ken Kesey has restored the venue in all its glory to host a wide va-riety of musical superstars. On any given night of the week, a different flavor of concert goers can be seen clustered beneath the golden marquee of the McDon-ald, eager to pass the velvet ropes for an evening of entertainment.</p><p>When Les Claypool rolls into town with his psyche-</p><p>Claypool at the McDonald </p><p>Claypool </p></li><li><p>10 www.willametteliving.com</p><p>delic frenzy of bass and his signature caterwaul style, the freaks take to the streets. Descendants of DeadHeads and Burning Man Black Rock refugees turn out in full regalia - a sea of patched up corduroys, neon faux fur, tie-dyes and en-tirely too much glitter. Deep within the belly of the theatre, Claypool spews the spores of mad-ness, intoxicating the crowd with his slapstick bass guitar medicine show. Claypool takes the McDonald by storm with tall tales of fishing and Southbound Pachyderms, before leaving the mass lost in a Sea of Cheese. </p><p>Old school legends also swing by to grace the McDonalds stage and fans of all ages turn out in hoards to hear their favorite crooners. Clas-sic acts such as Arlo Guthrie, Blue Oyster Cult, and The Wailers, just to name few, pack the showplace with fans any given night of the year.</p><p>Rising stars (and shooting stars) de-</p><p>scend on the WOW Hall and the crowds swarm the historic hub. Original-ly constructed in 1932, the Hall has been welcoming music fans of all ages to experience events up close and personal. Built during the Great Depression, no expense was spared and most of the work was done by </p><p>volunteers. One outstanding luxury feature still wows concert-goers today - the famous maple floating dance floor, originally designed for square and ball-room dancing. Rock, folk, jazz blues, reggae, circus acts and more entertain the masses from the renowned WOW Hall stage. Upcoming events include every-thing from Taj Mahal and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to legendary punk band, the Subhumans.</p><p>The Devil Makes Three serves up their special brand of whiskey-soaked, west coast anthems to sold-out </p><p>shows that leave floor bouncing for days. Who knew this soulful Santa Cruz blend could get a room jumpin so high? Eugene certainly loves their DM3.</p><p>Weeks later, Hank Williams III busts through the WOW Hall to brandish the Rebel Within in a fury of spittin mad outlaw metal. Needless to say, Hank III gets Tore Up and Loud. The Hall corrals city cowboys, good ol boys from the outskirts and girls in love with legacy and the doppleganging country punk unleashes his wrath onto a flogging pit of sweaty country boys and rowdy city girls. Williams packs the downstairs bar as well, with upwards of 40 thirsty people in one line, clamouring for beer like dirty steers in the feedlot.</p><p>To get a real tas...</p></li></ul>